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M.A.C Collaboration to Honor Late “Queen of Tejano Music” singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez

BY Annie O’Sullivan


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Iconic singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, known by most as simply Selena, was a dominating force in the music industry during the early 80s and 90s. Often referred to as the “Queen of Tejano Music”, Selena was and continues to be a lasting and infamous gifted musician, even after her devastating death 20 years ago. Though she is gone, she continues to be a lasting figure in the music, film, and fashion world, with numerous music artists, designers, directors and producers paying homage to her through their songs, movies, newest styles, and trends, and now M.A.C Cosmetics is following suit.

The world’s leading professional makeup authority, as they like to call themselves, is designing a Selena-inspired cosmetic collection, set to debut later in 2016. Their main goal, when creating this makeup line, was to create a collaboration that is as “beautiful, vibrant, and colorful as her.”

“Selena’s talent and beauty, inside and out, have left a colorful, meaningful impact in the world that has continued to grow over the last two decades,” says M.A.C Creative Director James Gager. Gager went on to note that Selena’s legacy and influence is seen in the passion her fans still continue to have for her, and it was this passion that drove them to create a cosmetic line dedicated entirely to her. “We have heard the passion and enthusiasm from her fans and wholeheartedly agree that her legacy embodies M.A.C’s philosophy.”

M.A.C wasn’t the only one excited about this new collaboration. Suzette Quintanilla, the star’s sister, spoke about the excitement both her and her family feel about this new makeup line dedicated Selena. “I am so excited that M.A.C Cosmetics will be releasing a collection in honor of my sister Selena . . . Selena would be beyond ecstatic to have this happening. History is being made.”

Though specifics are yet to be released about all the makeup to be included in the line, excitement is definitely brewing among Selena’s fans, as many rush to place their names on the waitlist that has already been set up on M.A.C’s website. As of now, we do know the line is looking to include bright lipsticks and fun eye shadows in deep jewel tones to highlight the eyes and lips. The lipsticks are especially important, as the sexy Latina singer was known for her iconic red lips. M.A.C gave us curious onlookers a sneak peak of one lipstick from the line dubbed “Como la Flor”, a bright fuchsia shade that is sure to make a sizzle, just like Selena herself.

Don’t miss out on the release of this fantastic new line sometime late this summer. It is sure to be a sensational as this Queen of Pop herself!


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